Jul 142011


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Chemical release, fire inside container at Bayport Terminal
BAYPORT, TX (KTRK) — Clean up is underway after a chemical release and fire at the Bayport Terminal along the Houston Ship Channel. Eyewitness News has learned the fire broke out around 4am inside a shipping container.

Helicopter crash investigation in Yetagun offshore gas field has
Burma’s offshore gas sector is known to employee a large number of foreign staff as technical experts and rig operators. It is unknown how many foreigners

April collision on the Danube caused by both ships’ violation of regulations
The collision between the Viktoria passenger cruise ship and the Bavaria 52 cargo ship on the Danube River in April happened because both vessels violated the shipping regulations, according to conclusions reached by the State Shipping Administration .

Reports: Huge Explosion At Cyprus Naval Base
to have happened at an arms dump holding explosives Cyprus had confiscated in 2009 from a Syria-bound ship from Iran. Meanwhile, local reports quoting witnesses speculated that at least eight people were killed and several injured in the explosion.

Cruise ship rescues 6 after boat sinks
Officials say a cruise ship rescued six people after their boat caught fire and sunk near the Bahamas. Discovery Cruise Line reports that an aircraft reported a boat exploding and catching fire Monday night about 16 miles from Freeport, Grand Bahama.

In the World | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-07-12
KAZAN, Russia – Russian President Dmitry A. Medvedev demanded a thorough investigation into the sinking of an aging, overcrowded cruise ship that left as many as 129 people dead during a storm Sunday. The tour boat was carrying 208 people on the Volga

Operator charged after fishing boat hits jetty in OC
A New York man has been charged by Maryland Natural Resources Police for boating under the influence, negligent operation and failure to maintain proper lookout to avoid a collision. 33 year old Earnest Kasner was operating the sport fishing vessel


“The Brillante Virtuoso is presently safely adrift and two tugs have arrived from Aden and having secured the vessel, are proceeding with fire-fighting measures,” the ship’s manager, Athens-based Central Mare Inc, said in a statement.

368 Thai naval personnel leave for international anti-piracy mission off
Rising piracy and armed robbery in the designated waters have resulted in economic problems to many countries, especially those whose economies depend on maritime commerce. Thai-flagged ships have been seized by Somali pirates on several occasions.

Off The Radar

BASRA Grand Bahama reports shark attack, boat fire and 3 stranded on a Whaler
The glass-bottom boat’s crew were yelled at many times that divers were in the water, but to no avail. On July, 11th at 5:44PM A Plane flying to Bimini spotted a boat on fire and called Freeport control tower whom then called BASRA.

Lottery grant awarded to Titanic memorial
By Amy Taylor A MEMORIAL built in tribute to Godalming’s Titanic hero will be restored in time for the centenary commemoration of the ship’s sinking next year. A £335000 lottery grant has been awarded to the Phillips Memorial Park to repair the damaged .

Thurso lifeboat crew towed to safety… all in fun
A LOCAL lifeboat crew had to be towed to safety on Saturday – after their raft sank during a race at Thurso’s annual Lifeboat Fair Day. The life-savers’ raft went down in the inner harbour at Scrabster after taking on too much water during the even


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